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Indian Pediatr. 2007 Jun;44(6):433-4.

Plasmodium vivax cerebral malaria.

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Department of Pediatrics, The Institute of Child Health, 11, Dr. Biresh Guha Street, Kolkata 700 017, India.


We report two cases of Plasmodium vivax malaria (both aged 12 years) complicated by seizures and symptoms of diffuse meningoencephalitis. One had predominantly meningeal signs while in the other, purely encephalitis features were present. Both cases were treated with artesunate. Rarely, cerebral malaria is a presenting complication or occurs during the course of P. vivax infection.

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